Fifteen seashore areas throughout San Diego County supplied implausible situations for swimmers, whereas Baja California’s Playa Blanca and the Tijuana Slough have been ranked as two of essentially the most polluted seashores within the area, in response to Heal the Bay’s annual report Wednesday.
The nonprofit assigned letter grades to 500 seashores throughout the state. Grades have been primarily based on the degrees of fecal-indicator bacterial air pollution within the ocean, as measured by county well being businesses.
Heal the Bay’s Seashore Report Card included 15 seashores in San Diego County on its “Honor Roll Checklist” for good water high quality grades. The native seashores that made the Honor Roll have been situated in Del Mar, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Level Loma, Sundown Cliffs, Mission Seashore and La Jolla.
San Diego County had the second-most seashores make the Honor Roll, trailing solely Orange County.
Playa Blanca in Baja California, in addition to the Tijuana Slough north of the Tijuana River Mouth, have been each listed on the group’s Seashore Bummer Checklist, which ranks essentially the most polluted seashores primarily based on ranges of dangerous micro organism within the ocean.
Each areas are monitored by San Diego County and impacted by sewage- contaminated runoff originating from Tijuana, in response to Heal the Bay.
The report card famous that “impaired and inadequate sewage infrastructure within the metropolis of Tijuana” contributed to tens of millions of gallons of sewage pouring into the Tijuana River and Pacific Ocean. The report additionally indicated partially handled sewage from the Punta Bandera remedy plant flows north to affect seashores within the border area.
The complete report card could be considered at https://healthebay.org/beachreportcard2022/.
–Metropolis Information Service